From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this webinar, guest speaker Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, explores how discriminatory technology designs encode inequity, considers how race itself is a kind of tool designed to stratify and sanctify social injustice, and how technology is and can be used toward liberatory ends. This session is co-sponsored by the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion.
Social Justice, Anti-racism, Equality, Higher Education -- Administration, Social Aspects, Continuing education, Teaching -- Research
Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Benjamin, Ruha; Nissen, Laura Burney; and Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, "Race to the Future? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society" (2020). Futures Collaboratory. 4.